BRASILIA (Reuters) – The Brazilian authorities has appointed economist Geraldo Melo Filho as the brand new head of the company liable for rural land rights, changing a basic who was fired by President Jair Bolsonaro final month, in keeping with the official gazette.
The company, often known as Incra, is liable for demarcating land for brand spanking new farming settlements, usually created on distant Brazilian land with no different proprietor.
Melo’s nomination comes weeks after former Incra head Joao Carlos Jesus Correa was fired by Bolsonaro on the urging of an official backed by the highly effective agriculture foyer, which has been pushing for requests for brand spanking new land deeds to be addressed.
Melo was previously assistant secretary of Exterior Affairs for the chief of employees. His skilled LinkedIn web page indicators a powerful reference to the agribusiness trade. He’s shareholder of an organization often known as Seleção Guzerá Agropecuária Ltda, which owns two farms in Brazil.
Till August, Melo was additionally director of an affiliation of cattle ranchers and superintendent of the Nationwide Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock (CNA).
Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu; Writing by Gabriela Mello; Modifying by Bernadette Baum